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One of my most popular posts is about a condition I call Ugly Runner’s Feet and with good reason! Running can be very hard on the feet, particularly going from zero to hero while following a 16 week marathon training program. My long runs often left me with really unattractive feet, and while there wasn’t much I could do to hide the blisters, I found it was quite easy to disguise the damage done to my nails.
Here are some of my favourite, bruise-covering red nail polishes, so you can hold your head (and feet!) up in yoga class!
Ciaté Mistress – £9 at www.ciate.co.uk
This pillar box red from Ciaté is worthy of pin-ups everywhere and does a great job at covering mild bruising on my nails. It also looks gorgeous sitting on my dressing table, thanks to the cute packaging.
China Glaze Ruby Pumps
China Glaze Ruby Slippers – £5.95 from Amazon
Ruby Slippers from China Glaze adds a touch of glitz mid-marathon season, a time when my beauty regime is otherwise back-to-basics. It is a deep red with a subtle touch of glitter that sparkles when it catches the light.
OPI Got the Blues for Red
OPI Got the Blues for Red – £11 from www.lenawhite.co.uk
To cover dark bruises, I use OPI’S Got The Blues for Red, which is a deep, dark red with blue rather than garish orange tones. It seems to work with the bruises and utilise them as a base rather than simply cover up. I do however find that I need to apply two or three coats to get the right depth of colour.
Chanel Rouge Noir
Chanel Rouge Noir – £18 from www.boots.com
I think Chanel is the best polish when it comes to covering bruised nails. For the very worst cases, such as the horrendous bruising that preceded losing my nail, I use Black Satin. But when I don’t want to look like I’m trying to relive my teenage goth phase, I reach for the Rouge Noir. It is very, very dark (darker than it appears in the photo) but the deep red tones look grown up and sophisticated.